Weekly Reading Round-Up

I have to confess that what with all the running around and talking about books (book tour rundown coming up soon!), there hasn’t been much time for actually reading books.

Fortunately, my wonderful college roommate gave me two books to read on the plane home today: an old skool epic romance, Stormswift by Madeline Brent, and a Mary Stewart-esque mystery, The Lady of the Labyrinth by Caroline Llewellyn.

What have you been reading?


  1. Christine on February 24, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I finished Stephen King’s 11/22/63, about a time traveler trying to stop the Kennedy assassination, last night. Absolutely fabulous. It was over 800 pages but I loved every part of it.

  2. Christine on February 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Oh also read Sister by Rosamund Lupton last weekend. Also very good debut novel about a woman who is convinced her sister didn’t commit suicide but everything thinks she’s nuts.

  3. Pam on February 24, 2012 at 10:33 am

    What else but The Garden Intrigue, which I enjoyed quite a bit (and now I’m sad because I’ll have to wait for longer than usual for another one). Last night I started The Ghost Writer by John Harwood. It promises to be a “first class creeper.”

    Lady of the Labyrinth looks wonderful, so I’m adding that to my list. Caroline Llewellyn looks like a good companion for fieldwork in Italy.

  4. AngelB on February 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I re-read Garden Intrigue when I got the hardcover (finally!! B&N grrr) and am finishing up the Vienna Waltz right now. I didn’t read for 3 whole days this week. A record. 🙂

  5. Sharon on February 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I am reading The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy. It is very good so far. Wish I had found more time to read it in bigger chunks.

  6. Céline on February 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I gladly spent the week in the arms of Augustus… and after that, when he left me for Emma and their HEA, I went back to my re-reading of the Fever series, by picking up Bloodfever. Still reading it!

  7. Sheila on February 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    I finished the wonderful Garden Intrigue , and am now fighting my way through Penhallow, by Ge
    orgette Heyer. I was really excited to find it,but amvery disappointed. There is not a single character that is at all likeable, and the intro andset up are taking forever. I don’t want to give up, it’s Heyer after all. Will let you know if it gets any better.

  8. Elizabeth (aka Miss Eliza) on February 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    My online bookclub is reading the first Lady Julia Grey book by Deanna Raybourn. Just finished it and I think I’ve Victorianed myself out for awhile in February…

  9. leslie on February 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Sheila, in my humble opinion it does not get any better. One of the few Heyer misses.
    I read “Souless” by Gail Carriger. Unusual, interesting until the kidnapping, then went wacky and too weird. I don’t know if I’ll continue reading the rest of the series.
    Deborah Crombie’s latest was good, I highly recommend reading her Kincaid/James series. They start slow and get better and better.
    Also read “Dreaming of Mr Darcy”. Too silly and unbelievable.
    Now that Augustus has left Celine’s embrace he will be joining me for the weekend in Squaw Valley, No skiing involved, just reading, eating and sleeping.

  10. Elizabeth (aka Miss Eliza) on February 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Oh Leslie, stick with Carriger. I feel that book two was the strongest, but the whole series is fun, and doesn’t go too wacky (like it did the 2nd half of Soulless).

  11. Am7 on February 25, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I read the third book in the Clare Fergusson/ Russ Van Alstyne books Out of the Deep I Cry by Julia Spencer-Fleming. I thought it was the strongest of the series and definitely my favorite. Its funny I am reading three series where I thought they picked up at book 3. I would recommend starting at book 1 though.

  12. jeffrey on February 25, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I just finished reading Jack Caldwell’s The Three Colonels for a book review timed for a release date of early March. FYI: He is the author of Pemberley Ranch and the read was highly entertaining and soul-satisfying.

  13. Tracie on February 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I raced through Faefever, the third book in Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. I loved the first 3/4 of the book, but was left feeling very disturbed and icky about the last few chapters. I had really been enjoying the series up until that point, but I think it’s going to take me a while to work up the nerve to read book four. I’m just really nervous about where the author is going with the storyline. Celine, can you promise me that things are going to be okay for our intrepid heroine Mac?

    Leslie, I also encourage you to stick with the Parasol Protectorate books. The series just gets better and better and the fourth book was one of the best things I read in 2011! I’ve really come to love Alexia and her cohorts and get such a kick out of following their adventures.

  14. marie on February 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Just came off working 110hours in a 12 day stretch at work and was way behind in my reading. finished Sabrina Jeffries “To Wed A Wild Lord” yesterday and then started “The Garden Intrique” finishing it today. I thoroughly enjoy your books, I always enjoy learning tidbits of history and your books always do. I can’t wait to see what comes next in the “Pink” series. And now beginning Stephanie Laurens “The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae”. A successful weekend of reading.

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